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Selected Writings, Paperback / softback Book

Selected Writings Paperback / softback

Part of the Fyfield Books series


This selection includes the full text of the "Defence of Poetry" and "Astrophil and Stella", fully annotated, with a selection of the other poems. "When Sidney died," writes Richard Dutton, "those who mourned him did so as a hero of Protestant Europe, a model of Christian virtue, of the Renaissance scholar-poet, of the true knight." Dutton corrects the exaggerations in the popular view, painting a human, fallible and credible figure.

He also emerges as a more sympathetic writer, losing the coldness of the heroic gloss that normally accompanies him.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780856356254

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